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Jain Tirthankara, Parsvanatha (hence Chaumukha Temple). The outer walls of the sanctum comprise beautiful sculptures in gray sandstone, depicting Dikpals, double set of Vidhyadevis – one of standing figures and the other of sitting ones, a set of all 24 Yakshinis, Shalabhanjikas and other decorative sculptures especially females comparable to the ones in Khajuraho and Konark.This Dilwara temple is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Adinath.For Jain pilgrims, there is a resthouse on the approach road with facilities to bathe and prepare themselves, which is mandatory to perform puja to the idols.The approach road is also lined with stalls selling a collection of tourist kitsch lending a carnival atmosphere to the sanctity of the temples.It is suggested that the artisans were paid according to the amount of dust they collected, encouraging them to carve ever more intricately.The intricately carved ornamental details can be seen in the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels.Drive down to Abu in the period between October and March, the season witnessing winter has been indeed a pleasurable trip for honeymoon couplets in which the mercury drops to minus degree C or even lower than this at times.It may perhaps be ideal season to tour the spot that has pristine setting delighted with green lush grass and cool breezing with aroma of beautiful blossoms charming the whole region.
Carved entirely out of white marble, it is believed to have taken 1,500 masons and 1,200 labourers 14 years to build and cost Rs 185.3 million.
But beware of season-packed cottages and homestays and better to have advance booking.
Well-connected with different major cities of India such as Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bundi, Ajmer, Jaipur, and Udaipur by means of roadways, Mount Abu has been 24 km just away from the nearest national highway No. Plenty of private volva and State Transport Corporation buses have been running across to link this popular tourist hill station with various cities in the State and neighboring state, Gujarat and cities of other parts of the country.
This oasis in the land of desert State in which rivers, lakes, waterfalls and natural evergreen forests of the state have their sources.
It has positioned above the sea level almost at a height of 1,220 meters and away from 58 km from Palanpur of the State of Gujarat.
Summer in Abu normally starts in April lasting up to mid June featuring dry and sunny climate condition, the average temperature remaining around 33.8°C.